CCPS teachers receive technology awards

Published 12:02 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On March 23, three Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers were awarded for their outstanding work within the school system.

According to Charlotte County Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Leonard, Ashley Smith received an award for her work in technology support, Claire Locke received a reward for instructional support and Karen Osborne was awarded the Technology Teacher Award from the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC).

“The SVRTC provides valuable opportunities for school divisions in Southside Virginia (as well as partnering agencies such as Longwood College) to come together to share knowledge and resources,” said Co-Chair Elizabeth Jameson.

“We address common concerns, such as availability of broadband, changes in E-rate, preparation of division technology plans, student laptop/tablet initiatives and professional development needs for incorporating technology into the classroom. I learn so much from my colleagues in other schools.”

According to SVRTC’s website, the three recipients from CCPS were chosen among individuals from partner locations, such as Mecklenburg, Colonial Heights, Nottoway, Southampton, Sussex, Prince Edward, Lunenburg, Cumberland, Buckingham and Pittsylvania.

Jameson said the recent awards program held at Longwood University was the 10th annual banquet, and the purpose of the program was to recognize those who have aided in living out the mission of the SVRTC.

The mission of the organization reads, “The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) will assist members with the acquisition and effective integration of viable current and emerging technologies and the coordination of valuable training for its students, staff and citizens designed to enhance learning and encourage economic development in Southside Virginia.”

Leonard said in addition to being presented the Technology Teacher Award, Osborne has recently received several awards for her work, including recognition for Randolph-Henry’s BLOG (Be Leader of our Generation) group, and for several of her students receiving perfect scores on the Microsoft Office Word Certification Test.

“Mrs. Osborne brings forth many exciting opportunities that extend beyond the classroom for her students at Randolph-Henry. She is an outstanding educator and her heart is with the students,” Leonard said.